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Healthcare Industry Veteran, Christine Poon, Appointed to Decibel Therapeutics Board of Directors

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS — Biotech startup, Decibel Therapeutics, has announced the appointment of Christine Poon to its board of directors. Ms. Poon has spent more than 30 years in leadership roles in the biopharmaceutical industry. She currently serves as executive in residence of The Max M. Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University, having…

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Advanced 3D Imaging of Ear Anatomy to Assist in Cochlear Implant Design and Placement

Using advanced techniques, researchers at the at the University of Saskatchewan have created three-dimensional images of the complex interior anatomy of the human ear, information that is key to improving the design and placement of cochlear implants. “With the images, we can now see the relationship between the cochlear implant electrode and the soft tissue,…

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With Donation from William Demant Foundation, New Center Aims to be International Trailblazer for Treatment of Hearing and Balance Problems

With a donation of DKK 40 million (approximately $6M USD) from the William Demant Foundation, the Capital Region of Denmark can now consolidate all specialist treatment of hearing and balance problems at a new Copenhagen Hearing and Balance Centre at Rigshospitalet. In the summer of 2020, the Capital Region of Denmark will consolidate all specialist…

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IntriCon Repositions UK Hearing Aid Sales with New Distribution Agreement; Sells Accessory Business Assets of UK Subsidiary

ARDEN HILLS, MINNESOTA — IntriCon Corporation, a designer, developer, manufacturer and distributor of miniature and micro-miniature body-worn devices, announced this week that it has entered into a distribution agreement with Puretone Ltd., a Rochester, UK-based hearing health company with operations in more than 75 countries. Under the terms of the agreement, Puretone will distribute IntriCon…

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Professor Studies Effectiveness of Transparent Face Mask to Improve Healthcare Communication for People with Hearing Loss

LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS — Samuel Atcherson, PhD, a faculty member at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology, is researching a prototype transparent surgical face mask that allows those who are deaf or hard of hearing and non-native English speakers to read lips. The face mask helps make communication…

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Sertoma Inc. Receives $10,000 Grant from Oticon to Offer Scholarships to Students with Hearing Loss

SOMERSET, NEW JERSEY — A $10,000 grant from Oticon, Inc. has enabled Sertoma Inc. to award ten $1,000 college scholarships to students with hearing loss. The Sertoma Scholarship for the Hard of Hearing or Deaf is the nation’s leading scholarship program for students with hearing loss.  The 2019 scholarship winners were selected from more than…

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UnitedHealthcare Launches UnitedHealthcare Hearing to Meet Hearing Health Needs of Consumers

MINNETONKA, MINNESOTA — UnitedHealthcare has announced the launch this week of UnitedHealthcare Hearing, which it says offers “all consumers, including people enrolled in the company’s individual, employer-sponsored and Medicare Advantage plans, greater access to affordable, quality hearing health”. The UnitedHealthcare Hearing program is said to provide access to “custom-programmed hearing aids at up to 80…

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American Tinnitus Association Announces Election of New Board Chair and Vice-Chair

VIENNA, VIRGINIA — The American Tinnitus Association (ATA) Board of Directors has elected Dr. Jill Meltzer as Chair and John Minnebo as Vice-Chair for two-year terms.    ATA is a national nonprofit organization committed to improving the lives of the approximately 25 million people in the United States who live with tinnitus, or ringing in…

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Nuheara IQbuds Boost Placed on NHS Hearing Contract for Scotland and Northern Ireland

Australian audio device maker, Nuheara (ASX: NUH), today announced that its IQbuds BOOST earbuds have been placed on the NHS Scotland hearing contract under the Hearables category, Lot 5 – Hearable and Wearable. IQbuds BOOST are immediately available under the framework and will be supplied and supported under the contract via Nuheara’s UK distributor Puretone.…

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